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Old 07-01-2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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'alternative' baby clothes
A good friend of mine is having a baby (well he isn't but his GF is, although as i have never met her, i think of it as him!).
I have known this for a few months now, but it suddenly hit me, Aaron is going to be a daddy!! I am not overly maternal, but i love my friend to bits and know he is realy looking forward to being a dad and raising a family.

I wnat to make them some baby clothes, but i am not sure what. I know i couldnt bring myslef to make some lacy pink cardigan, and to be honest i dont think they as parents would like it (He is a big heavy metal/rock fan and she is quite alternative).
I am definately going to make the converse booties for them, but any other ideas of 'alternative' baby clothing?
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:49 PM   #2
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Standard baby patterns (except for lace) in non baby colors. Multis, darker or brighter yarn.
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I like the different colors myself better than pastels.
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Sometimes just taking an ordinary pattern and changing the colors can make a huge difference in the way the finished garment looks. Some even lend themselves to using a chart or putting in some cool racing stripes.

http://docs.google.com/View?docid=dgts8gpz_9gsmvcpd5
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...devil-baby-hat
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...nime-character
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...kulls-baby-set
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some very cute hats jan. I also saw this one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pirate-bootie

I was thinking of a hoodie, but i am not sure about sizes. do they do hoodies that small? how small are babies that ages (0-6mth)?
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Those are cute!

Babies do wear hoodies. Here's a few free ones.

http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/babycardi.html
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hoodie-60554a
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...hoodie-to-knit

Not a hoodie, but how cute is this!?
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pirate-sweater
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I like these booties because they're not your typical baby booty. The little pointed toes are so cute. But, they're crochet. Do you crochet?

http://www.studioknits.com/

Dang, can't get the link to go in right. Sorry.

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For some ideas:
http://nerdcraft.blogspot.com/2005/1...y-sweater.html
http://www.polkadotpatch.com/mjk-kni...e-sweater.html
http://thedarwinexception.wordpress....rebel-sweater/


and I think there's a baby skull sweater in Stitch N Bitch Nation
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I like these booties because they're not your typical baby booty. The little pointed toes are so cute. But, they're crochet. Do you crochet?

http://www.studioknits.com/

Dang, can't get the link to go in right. Sorry.
THey are cute, but sadly i don't get on with crochet. Last time i tried all hell broke loose (although there was a giant size Tobelerone, a bottle of Mead and a good firend involved ).
If i have a good look at the construction, i may be able to figure out how to knit some.
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These are different and very cute. I don't know how well they'd stay on the feet though.
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/d...-are-back.aspx

I saw this and actually faved it in Rav. You could make it super cute and it's just a long raglan!
http://stitchintime71.blogspot.com/2...t-pattern.html
I found this site which would be very helpful for projects like this one!
http://members.aol.com/GORLEY/patterns.html
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